Right now, no problem connecting to the internet ( expect windows update) but when he (I) try to update MSSE it fails with error:
Virus and Spyware definitions update failed
Security essentials could not check for spyware or virus definitions update to to an internet or network connectivity issue.
click help for more information about this problem( nothing there helped)
Error code: 0x80072efe
Error description, Security Essentials couldn't install the definition update, please try again later
and also the machine gives a "internet explorer cannot display this page" error, when i "diagnose problem, it says that it could not find an issue.
I ran the microsoft fixit to reset the host file, restarted, same issue.
everything works though he describes an issue, when ge visits the Chicago sun times sports section he says the machine almost always goes in to "high gear" and some sort of adserver(what i interpret as such form his description of what appears in the status bar) is trying but failing to load ads. after he closes down the browser in a minute of two it stops.
Whats the next step?
Edited by BNDAZ, 13 March 2011 - 12:32 AM.